Where’s safe to travel?

To help you when making your next travel plans, we have brought together all of the vital travel information relevant to UK travellers at this current time, so that your next unique escape can be as effortless as possible. We understand that the frequent changing of travel guidelines combined with Covid-19 regulations can be rather challenging to keep up with. It can actually leave people feeling rather lost and overwhelmed. Your safety and ease of travel is our utmost priority, so we closely follow all FCO advice and recommendations to ensure that your travel plans are safe and secure to give you real peace of mind.

Traffic Light Rules - Safe Travel
Rules for individuals returning from amber list countries vary slightly depending on whether you are fully vaccinated or not.

The above infographic is a simplified explanation of the rules on what to do when travelling back to the UK. Pre-departure testing and passenger locator forms are done prior to arriving back in the UK, whilst the sections covering self-isolation, managed quarantine, PCR testing, further testing and test-to-release relate to once you have arrived back in the UK. The rows are colour categorised to correspond to the rules for arrival back from green list, amber list and red list countries respectively (green row = returning from green list countries, amber row = returning from amber list countries, and red row = returning from red list countries).

Steps for safe travel

  • Check rules and advice for the country or territories you are going to
  • Check rules for return to your home country
  • Book any required tests and hotel quarantine packages
  • Regularly check foreign travel advice

Traffic light travel zones

The UK is currently operating under a traffic light system, which organises countries into groups based on what safety measures are needed in order to travel to and from those countries. There are three groups; Green List countries, Amber List countries and Red List countries. Each of the Green, Amber and Red lists have a set of rules that need to be followed when returning to the UK, which you can access here:

Where is safe to travel if I am fully vaccinated?

We are just as excited as you that travel is finally opening back up again, and we are eager to help send you on your way to a well-deserved dream break for a late 2021/22 holiday. Therefore, we have helpfully gathered all the relevant information for you on the countries in the green list and their entry requirements.

Green list countries

Countries on the green list pose the lowest risk for travel, in terms of Covid-19. If the Covid-19 conditions change rapidly in a country of territory, it may be moved to the amber list or red list with very little notice. It is therefore important to keep up to date with the latest travel guidance and advice.

Here is the UK’s green list countries categorised, with some additional information you may find helpful.

This information was up-to-date as of 27/08/2021

Safe Green list Destinations

Amber list countries

Considering that the Covid-19 virus is still spreading and on the rise in some areas of the world, the government recommends against travelling to amber list countries; however, there are several safety precautions and restrictions in place to allow for necessary travel or for those in exempted circumstances.  If the Covid-19 conditions change rapidly in a country of territory on the amber list, it may be moved to the red list with very little notice. It is therefore important to keep up to date with the latest travel guidance and advice.

Here is the UK’s Amber list countries categorised, with some additional information you may find helpful.

This information was up-to-date as of 27/08/2021

Safe - Amber list Countries

Red list countries

Considering that the Covid-19 virus is still spreading and on the rise in some areas of the world, the government heavily advises against travelling to red list countries, unless under exceptional circumstances.

Here is the UK’s Red list countries categorised, with some additional information you may find helpful.

This information was up-to-date as of 27/08/2021

Red List Countries

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